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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
One of Dublin’s best-known hostels, Barnacles Temple Bar House sits at the epicenter of Temple Bar. The epicenter. An earthquake centered on the world’s Irish pubs would rip the earth open in this precise site.
This is a dramatic way to make the point that location is everything. If you are coming to Dublin to drink yourself green, stay here. If you want to be surrounded by other visitors with this same goal in mind, stay here. If you are planning a trip to Dublin to research the Book of Kells, choose another hostel.
Warnings aside, the overall product is very good at Barnacles. Some of the hostel’s rooms could use a sprucing up, but there’s a buzzing, efficient briskness that can’t be denied. It can be felt in the efficiency of receptionists, the well-stocked inventory of in-house toiletries and the crispness of the hostel’s branding.
Barnacles Temple Bar House offers 149 beds, available in a range of configurations from private doubles up to 11-bed dorms. Rooms are simple and compact, with lots of splashes of color and unmatched patterns. All rooms have private bathrooms.
There is a guest kitchen and Barnacles is completely non-smoking. Wi-Fi is free. The shared Internet station is free for the first 15 minutes of use. A small continental breakfast is included in the nightly rate.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
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About the Barnacles Temple Bar House neighborhood
Bars, crowds, drinks, Irish music, and then more pubs, beer and general gaiety. Get the picture? Young, loud and raging Temple Bar is the place where tourists party in Dublin. Located just south of the River Liffey and west of the road leading to O’Connell Street, the neighborhood is smack dab in the center of the action. Trinity College is situated just east of the expansive bar scene.